Chapter 11

Events

Mughal Empire

1707

In 1707, the Mughal empire started to collapse

Battle of Plassey

1757

The Battle of Plassey involved the East Indian Company and the Indians who were allied with the French

Dr Livingstone Arrived in Africa

1841

He Arrived in Cape Town, South Africa

Crimean war

1853 - 1856

The Crimean War broke out between Russia and the Ottomans.

Sepoys rebel

1857

The Sepoys rebelled against the British because of the cartridges that were greased with animal fat.

India taken over

1858

The British took direct command over India

Diamonds

1867

Diamonds were discovered in South Africa.

Suez Canal

1869

The Suez Canal opened in 1869. It shortened the trips instead of going all the way around countries.

Dr. Livingstone was found

November 10th, 1871

British invaded Zulus

1879

The Zulus refused to accept the ways of the British, and the British attacked them.

Scramble for Africa

1880

The scramble for Africa began

The Maxim gun

1884

The Maxim, the first automatic machine gun, was invented.

The Berlin Conferene

1884 - 1885

European representatives met and created rules for Africa

Gold

1886

Gold was discovered in South Africa

McKinley Tariff Act

1890

The law was passed that there wouldn't be any tax on sugars coming into America.

Queen Liliuokalani Removed from power

1893

Hawaii Annexed

1898

The U.S. Annexed Hawaii.

Boer war

1899 - 1902

The Boers and British fought over African territory

Persia taken over

1907

Britain and Russia took over Persia and broke it up

Oil in Persia

1908

Britain became interested in Persia after oil had been discovered there.